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This paper assesses the relative costs and benefits of desiccant beads drying/hermetic storage and alternative drying and storage technologies. The study was conducted in Kenya and Tanzania in areas producing and trading vegetable seeds using a sample size of 280 respondents. The study revealed...

Author(s)
Musebe, R. O.; Karanja, D.; Bradford, K. J.; Day, R.
Publisher
Academic Journals, Lagos, Nigeria
Citation
African Journal of Agricultural Research, 2020, 16, 7, pp 992-1006
Abstract

Fall armyworm (FAW) is a new invasive pest that is causing devastating effects on maize production and threatening the livelihoods of millions of poor smallholders across sub-Saharan Africa and Asia. Using unique survey data from 2356 maize-growing households in Ghana, Rwanda, Uganda, Zambia and...

Author(s)
Tambo, J. A.; Kansiime, M. K.; Mugambi, I.; Rwomushana, I.; Kenis, M.; Day, R. K.; Lamontagne-Godwin, J.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Science of the Total Environment, 2020, 740,
Abstract

The fall armyworm, Spodoptera frugiperda, a moth originating from the American continent, has recently invaded most African countries, where it is seriously threatening food security as a pest of cereals. The current management methods rely heavily on the use of synthetic insecticides but there is...

Author(s)
Agboyi, L. K.; Goergen, G.; Beseh, P.; Mensah, S. A.; Clottey, V. A.; Glikpo, R.; Buddie, A.; Cafà, G.; Offord, L.; Day, R.; Rwomushana, I.; Kenis, M.
Publisher
MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland
Citation
Insects, 2020, 11, 2,
Abstract

The family Cactaceae Juss. contains some of the most widespread and damaging invasive alien plant species in the world, with Australia (39 species), South Africa (35) and Spain (24) being the main hotspots of invasion. The Global Cactus Working Group (IOBC GCWG) was launched in 2015 to improve...

Author(s)
Novoa, A.; Brundu, G.; Day, M. D.; Deltoro, V.; Essl, F.; Foxcroft, L. C.; Fried, G.; Kaplan, H.; Kumschick, S.; Lloyd, S.; Marchante, E.; Marchante, H.; Paterson, I. D.; Pyšek, P.; Richardson, D. M.; Witt, A.; Zimmermann, H. G.; Wilson, J. R. U.
Publisher
MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland
Citation
Plants, 2019, 8, 10, pp 421
Abstract

BACKGROUND: This paper documents farmer perceptions and management practices for fall armyworm (Spodoptera frugiderda J.E. Smith), providing a baseline for the development of sustainable pest management strategies. RESULTS: 91% of farmers correctly identified fall armyworm, and reported it as the...

Author(s)
Kansiime, M. K.; Mugambi, I.; Rwomushana, I.; Nunda, W.; Lamontagne-Godwin, J.; Rware, H.; Phiri, N. A.; Chipabika, G.; Ndlovu, M.; Day, R.
Publisher
Wiley, Chichester, UK
Citation
Pest Management Science, 2019, 75, 10, pp 2840-2850
Abstract

Sugar kelp (Saccharina latissima) is an economically important species, and natural populations provide diverse and productive habitats as well as important ecosystem services. For seaweed aquaculture to be successful in newly emerging industry in Europe and other Western countries, it will have to ...

Author(s)
Visch, W.; Rad-Menéndez, C.; Nylund, G. M.; Pavia, H.; Ryan, M. J.; Day, J.
Publisher
Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., New Rochelle, USA
Citation
Biopreservation and Biobanking, 2019, 17, 5, pp 378-386
Abstract

The recently introduced tomato leafminer, Tuta absoluta, has become the most important pest constraint to tomato production in Africa. Spreading at an average 800 km/year, it is now present in 41 African countries. The socio-economic impacts of Tuta absoluta were assessed through a household survey ...

Author(s)
Rwomushana, I.; Beale, T.; Chipabika, G.; Day, R.; Gonzalez-Moreno, P.; Lamontagne-Godwin, J.; Makale, F.; Pratt, C.; Tambo, J.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CABI Working Paper, 2019, No.12, pp 56 pp.
Abstract

Biological control is one of the best options for the sustainable management of the invasive maize pest Spodoptera frugiperda in Africa. However, there is limited knowledge of the efficacy of native natural enemies of S. frugiperda and their potential use in integrated pest management. The...

Author(s)
Agboyi, L. K.; Mensah, S. A.; Clottey, V. A.; Beseh, P.; Glikpo, R.; Rwomushana, I.; Day, R.; Kenis, M.
Publisher
MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland
Citation
Insects, 2019, 10, 11,
Abstract

This is an opinion paper to the perspective paper "The spread of the Fall Army Worm Spodoptera frugiperda in Africa - nwhat should be done next?" from the "Section Plant Protection in the Tropics and Subtropics" at the 61st German Congress of Plant Protection, held at the University of Hohenheim,...

Author(s)
Toepfer, S.; Kuhlmann, U.; Kansiime, M.; Onyango, D. O.; Davis, T.; Cameron, K.; Day, R.
Publisher
Springer Berlin, Heidelberg, Germany
Citation
Journal of Plant Diseases and Protection, 2019, 126, 2, pp 103-106
Abstract

Cecidochares connexa is currently the only effective biological control agent of Chromolaena odorata an invasive weed in West Africa. Recently, an ectoparasitoid species belonging to the Ormyrus genus was found parasitizing C. connexa in three regions of Ghana. Adult parasitoid emergence...

Author(s)
Aigbedion-Atalor, P. O.; Idemudia, I.; Witt, A. B. R.; Day, M. D.
Publisher
Springer Berlin, Heidelberg, Germany
Citation
Journal of Plant Diseases and Protection, 2019, 126, 1, pp 93-95

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